Citing security concerns, the State Department recently announced that it was moving its US Embassy to the Holy See (the Vatican embassy) into the US diplomatic compound, which is actually closer to the Vatican than the old site. Cue the fake outrage. The Daily Caller published a post accusing the Obama administration of being anti-Catholic and reducing the importance of the Pope. Bill Donahue, who, as head of the Catholic League (whatever that is) immediately scrambled for a reason to get offended, even saying,
“There are principled reasons why some might say that the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See should be moved, such as safety concerns and economic issues. But when these reasons are being promoted by an administration that stood by and did nothing about the fatalities at the American facility in Benghazi—and to this day refuses to provide a full account—it strains credulity to believe that safety is their real interest. Moreover, no administration in American history has been more fiscally reckless than the Obama administration, making it risible to suggest that all of a sudden they have discovered austerity.”
Donahue, a self-proclaimed Christian, regularly spouts nonsense about godless non-Catholics, especially Democrats, and especially Democrats who happen to be in leadership AND African American.
An number of media outlets have fact check the story creating the outrage, but the facts that the US Embassy is CLOSER to the Vatican than the former site, is more secure, and that there are no reductions in diplomatic staff or mission, have not motivated the Catholic League, the Daily Caller, and other right wing media to retract their stories or even make corrections to their falsehoods.
More fake outrage over non-issues.
Updated: The State Department held a conference call to debunk the myths flying around the cyber-world. Turns out the buildings acquired to expand the US compound in roam were acquired under the…Bush administration. The compound will now house 3 separate missions: The US Embassy to Italy, the US mission to the United Nations, and the US Embassy to the Holy See.